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Alabamians are bracing for more severe weather and possible tornadoes

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It’s going to be a busy weather week in West Alabama. The Townsquare Media Weather Center is targeting a system moving through the state later this week.

Timeline

The current forecast calls for several waves of severe weather on Friday. In Alabama, rain will return Friday as the next storm system approaches, with a chance of showers in the morning and more extensive rainfall expected in the afternoon and evening.

As we get closer to Friday, the timing will become clearer.

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Risk areas

The Storm Prediction Center has categorized parts of west and southwest Alabama at a “slight risk” (level 2 out of 5) for severe thunderstorms, while the rest of the state is in the “marginal risk” category (level 1 out of 5) 5). .”

Townsquare Media Coverage Area Risk Areas

Bibb – mainly in the marginal risk area

Fayette – the county is divided into low and marginal risk areas

Greene – low risk area

Hale – low risk area

Lamar – mainly in the low risk area

Perry – especially in the area of ​​marginal risk

Pickens – low risk area

Sumter – low risk area

Tuscaloosa – mainly in the low risk area

Walker – marginal risk area

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Possible threats

The National Weather Service in Birmingham said the main areas of concern are tornadoes, damaging winds up to 60 miles per hour, large hail and localized flooding.

James Spann, ABC 33/40, and chief meteorologist for Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa said, “There is a lot of uncertainty about how the storm environment is evolving.”

“For now, it appears there is an increased chance of severe thunderstorms over the southern half of the state, where better instability values ​​will prevail,” Spann said.

Mary K – Weather forecaster

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